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Paediatric Registrar (fixed term commencing October 2022 to August 2023)

Paediatric Registrar (fixed term from October 2022 to August 2023)


Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern New Zealand.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role is split to provide diverse opportunities in both general Paediatrics and Neonatal care, within a busy and supportive service. The Paediatric roles include both inpatient care in a Children’s Unit housed in new facilities and outpatient clinics where you’ll be exposed to a range of clinical presentations. In addition to this there are multiple visiting outpatient clinics from quaternary services (such as Starship cardiology, respiratory and nephrology, along with genetics (Wellington), gastroenterology, neurology, paediatric surgery and urology (Christchurch)) to optimise learning opportunities and exposure. Registrars are involved in acute assessment of children in both the Paediatric Assessment Unit and Emergency Department settings.


Dunedin Hospital has a Level 3 NICU providing care for neonates from 23 weeks gestation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a team involved in neonatal retrievals and transports. As a registrar you will be provided with extensive orientation, along with multiple weekly teaching opportunities and a high level of supportive Consultant supervision.


We are a training site for RACP trainees (both advanced and basic) and have very strong link with RACP. The department is highly supportive of registrars sitting their RACP written and clinical exams, which includes supporting registrars to attend appropriate exam preparatory courses and regular teaching sessions. We also support registrars sitting exams to attend visiting specialist outpatient clinics. Over the last few years, the Department has run a Mock Clinical Exam for Trainees prior to the RACP clinical exam (this is often also attended by Trainees who are thinking of sitting in the following year). We have supportive Advanced Trainees who are happy to give exam advice, run teaching sessions or listen to long cases. We have Consultants who are/have been RACP clinical examiners - who are available for advice and feedback. In the previous years, our department has had high pass rates for trainees sitting both the RACP written and clinical exams.


We also have very strong link with the University of Otago Medical School. As a registrar you can become an honorary clinical lecturer which gives you access to the University Library resources and this can go on your CV. There is an expectation that you will assist in supporting medical students and will be able to take up other academic opportunities, including research, for those have an interest in these areas. Multiple current and past trainees are enrolled in or have completed PhD’s and Masters degrees.

You’ll find us friendly and welcoming, and your multi-disciplinary team caring and supportive.


Mōu ake | About you

You’ll be an RACP trainee registrar (or working towards this), or a non-trainee registrar with an interest in working in Child Health.

We are interested in hearing from RMOs with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience and some experience working in a Children’s Health role.

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be eligible for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  You can check your eligibility for registration by visiting the Council’s website at


Painga | Benefits

  • Free meals when on duty
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to range of retail discounts


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks

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